Frequently Asked Questions

Can you clarify the difference between short-term and long-term counselling?

Short-term counselling is approx. between 1 and 20 sessions. 

Long-term counselling / psychotherapy is over 20 sessions 

How do I book an initial consultation?

You can either email me directly from the 'Contact Me' section on this website or call or text me on 07984106004. You are welcome to leave me a voicemail and I will call you back. 

I accept self-referrals as well as referrals from other professionals, agencies and organisations 

How much do sessions cost?

For self-funded referrals, sessions are offered at the reduced cost of £45 for 1 hour if booked between 9am-3:30pm.

Standard session fee is £50 per hour. 

If you have been referred through your workplace, I will invoice your employer directly.

If you have private health insurance and wish to see me through  this cover, please consult with your insurance company in the first  instance.

If  you are an employer, or represent an agency seeking counselling for staff or service users, please contact me to discuss terms and fees.

How many sessions will I need?

Counselling maybe open-ended or time-limited. How long you may need depends largely on why you are seeking support. We can discuss what would be better for you at our initial consultation and we will review our work together regularly to ensure that you are receiving the support that you need. 

What happens if I miss a session?

48 hours notice is needed to cancel a session or the full fee will still be payable. 

24 hours notice is accepted if you are unwell.

What if I am late?

If you attend a session late we cannot make up the extra time at the end so your session time will be shorter. 

If you are more than 20 minutes late, the session will be regarded as cancelled.

Is there parking?

Yes there is free on-street parking available.

Are sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in the counselling  relationship. It is important that you feel able to talk openly in order  to gain maximum benefit from sessions. 

I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and all that you tell me is held in confidence unless I have reason to  believe that you or someone else are at risk of serious harm or I am compelled by a Court of Law. I have a professional duty to promote your  safety and well-being. If I feel that either you or someone else is in danger or at risk of harm, I would first endeavour to discuss with you my decision for breaking confidentiality. I retain the right to break confidentiality without prior consultation with you should I consider that the urgency of the situation requires me to act immediately to safeguard the physical safety of yourself or others 

I will discuss confidentiality with you at our initial consultation so that you fully understand these limits. 

All Counsellors have an ethical obligation to  consult with a supervisor on a regular basis to ensure safe and ethical  practice, your identity will remain anonymous if I take aspects of our work to these sessions. 

All client information that I hold is in compliance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and I am registered with the ICO for safe keeping of this information. I understand GDPR and ISO 27001 practices and abide by these for data stored on digital devices. I am bound by the BACP complaints procedure. 

The BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions can be viewed at

If you feel that now is the right time for you to  make changes to your life, or you have any questions that are not covered by my website, please feel free to contact me. 

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